December 14, 2014

Pantone 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala makeup products

I don't know about you but I'm pretty excited that the 2015 Color of the Year is marsala...a gorgeous and sophisticated earthy red-brown. It's one of those colors that you can be neutral or bold with and I love that. Plus marsala is a gorgeous color for makeup! Marsala lips, eyes, and cheeks...get ready.

pantone color of the year

Lips
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rapture is the epitome of the marsala color...right on point. Not deeper. Not more subtle. It IS marsala. Plus who doesn't love the Urban Decay lipsticks? Pair is with their 24/7 lipliner in Manic and you'll be good to go for 2015.

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick in On The Catwalk is yet another more literal marsala lipcolor. It's an earthy brownish wine that applies beautifully and has a fairly good staying power. I tend to use this lipstick with a liptoned liner to keep the color true, or with a red lipliner (Urban Decay 24/7 lipliner in 69 is THE best) to make it a bit more bold and more red-toned.
December 8, 2014

Recipe: Easy Enchilada Bake

I love making enchiladas, but over the years I've just gotten more and more lazy with it. So now, my enchilada recipe has turned into this delicious and super easy enchilada bake.

easy enchilada bake

You will need:
olive oil (1-2 Tbsp)
1 lb ground meat (I use ground turkey)
taco seasoning (about 1/4 cup)
1 large can of enchilada sauce (you can use what you want, but I prefer green)
24 small corn tortillas (or flour if you prefer)
4 cups shredded cheese
December 7, 2014

How to get perfect holiday lips with Q-Tips

How to get perfect holiday lips

It's that time of year! Time for holiday get-togethers and parties, and with that comes holiday makeup. I personally like to go classic with my holiday makeup. A simple eye and bold holiday red lips is perfect. Sometimes though, a red lip can be anything but perfect...but in this post you'll see how Q-Tips can keep those lips perfected (and help you add a touch of sparkle and pizzazz).

To complete my holiday lips I used:

Q-tips® Precision Tips™
• The ultimate beauty tool, with tapered ends specially designed for precise application and touch-ups for nails, eyes, lips and more – perfect for achieve the ultimate holiday makeup look.
• Gentle and soft to use on delicate areas of the face, including around the eyes
• Made with 100% pure cotton for soft and gentle use
• “Q” stands for quality
• Affordable alternative to expensive makeup brushes
• Offers a clean and fresh application every time
• Flexible stick
• Light and portable for beauty on-the-go
• Convenient
• Disposable

Q-tips® cotton swabs
Perfect beauty tool for mastering a variety of holiday beauty looks, including makeup and nail polish application and touch-ups
• Gentle and soft to use on delicate areas of the face, including around the eyes
• Made with 100% pure cotton with the most soft cotton at the tip*
• “Q” stands for quality
• Affordable alternative to expensive makeup brushes
• Offers a clean and fresh application every time
• Light and portable for beauty on-the-go
• Convenient
• Disposable

Just keep reading to see how I got perfect holiday lips with Q-Tips.
December 1, 2014

50% off @MilaniCosmetics!

It's Cyber Monday and one of the best drugstore makeup brands around is having a huge 50% off sale!
Plus FREE shipping on orders of $30 or more...they're using the pre-discount price to determine free shipping too. I'm buying $30 in eye primer and brow markers, before the discount. It's $15 with the discount and I'm still getting free shipping. Awesome!

Visit the Milani cosmetics website to browse and order. Beware...it's sloooooooooooooow.

Code: CYBERMONDAY